Seattle Times - July, 2014
"The green metal structures are equipped with bunk beds and sleeping bags for five to eight people, depending on the hut. In the summer, if you have a small group, you may share a hut with another party. During the winter when you reserve a hut it is yours for the night. For summer visitors, a rudimentary kitchen is stocked with supplies including food, water and a propane stove."
Sept/Oct 2014 - BIKE Magazine
"On a dry, clear day at the Lolo Pass hut, Mount Hood looks close enough to touch."
Outdoors NW - 2014
"When we finally rolled up to the Dog River hut, our eyes popped wide open at the million dollar view of Mt. Hood."
Cascade Huts offers three different mountain biking packages from June (or when the snow melts) through the first weekend of October. During the summer all huts are fully stocked with food, drinks, and supplies so you can focus on the fun and adventure. All tours are self-guided. We provide you with details, directions, and GPS files to help you prepare and plan for your trip.
All tours offer a fantastic backcountry experience riding through the scenic Mt Hood National Forest. Every day provides options for riding world-class singletrack trails.
Read below for basic information applicable to all trips. Click on the specific tours to find the ride that best suits you and your group.
3-Day Surveyors Trip - $265/person
4-Day Mt Hood Loop - $365/person
6-Day Grand Tour - $615/person
Check out video of a visit to the Surveyors Ridge Hut and some riding on the single track along the ridge:
Preparing for a Bike Trip to Cascade Huts
The adventures we have mapped out should not be taken lightly. With preparation, most physically active people will have a challenging and enjoyable trip. You should do some training rides that approximate the distances you will ride – preferably with some hills mixed in. The bottom line for a fun and safe journey is to be in good physical condition, properly equipped and prepared for all types of weather.
These rides are self-guided. We highly recommend that you bring a GPS device (we provide GPS files) and recommended maps. Basic navigation skills are important as you will be finding your way in the Mt Hood National Forest where many roads, intersections, and trails are unmarked.
The technical difficulty is up to you. All routes can be ridden on roads - mostly unpaved forest roads - for those who want to enjoy the ride and scenery. For those seeking a technical challenge there are some incredible singletrack options that will put a smile on any thrill-seekers face. Singletrack lovers have not been disappointed.
Columbia River Gorge
Biking Surveyors Ridge
For all summer bike trips, Cascade Huts requires a 50% deposit per rider at the time of reservation. The balance of the payment is due 60 days prior to your start date. If you have not fully reserved the hut with 6 riders for the Mt Hood Loop (although each hut sleeps up to 8 people, we consider 6 people in one group as a full hut) or 4 riders for the Surveyors Trip or Grand Tour (each hut sleeps up to 5), we reserve the right to add riders to the same start date.
All transactions are handled through PayPal Merchant Services - PayPal, credit, debit and check drafts are all available payment options.
All payments are non-refundable. (Cancellations MUST be made at least 14 days prior to your trip) If a cancellation is necessary, a credit will be issued for the amount paid and will be valid for one year from the original reservation date. We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies or weather as a cause for refunds. (No reschedules are allowed and no credits will be issued for cancellations within 14 days of your trip.) For this reason, we strongly recommend travel insurance - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel_insurance.
Upon receipt of payment, you will receive additional information about your trip:
If Cascade Huts is unable to operate due to snow, forest fire, or for unforeseen reasons, we will fully refund payments made. There are times when we are able to operate but must provide alternate routes to avoid road closures for various circumstances.